University Marketing and Communications is charged with ensuring that all external publications intended solely or in part for an external audience comply with established graphic identity standards and editorial guidelines. All external publications—both print and electronic—must be reviewed by the publications director prior to distribution. For more information, refer to our publication approval page.

The publications director is available to consult with any department that is planning to produce an external publication. Additional information can be found within the university's publication style guide.

University Publications

  • Northern Magazine
    Northern Magazine is the magazine for alumni and friends of Northern Michigan University and is published two times a year. It is designed to keep alumni and friends connected with NMU and their former classmates by providing news about NMU's faculty, programs and events and by highlighting the activities and accomplishments of NMU alumni.
  • Campus Connect
    Campus Connect is an electronic dashboard for the campus community to get pertinent news stories and announcements. Prior to its launch in 2016, the university distributed the CAMPUS newsletter through every other week. 

Student Publications

  • The NorthWind
    The NorthWind is Northern Michigan University's independent student newspaper.
  • Passages North
    Passages North is an annual literary journal sponsored by Northern Michigan University and produced by faculty and students in the NMU English Department.